Pump It Up (Joe Budden song)

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"Pump It Up"
Joe Budden - Pump It Up.jpg
Single by Joe Budden
from the album Joe Budden and 2 Fast 2 Furious (soundtrack)
ReleasedMay 8, 2003 (2003-05-08)
FormatCD single, 12" single
GenreHip hop
Producer(s)Just Blaze
Joe Budden singles chronology
"Drop Drop"
"Pump It Up"
Music video
"Pump It Up" on YouTube

"Pump It Up" is a song by American hip hop artist Joe Budden. It was released on May 8, 2003 as lead single from his self-titled debut. It was featured in 2 Fast 2 Furious, You Got Served, as well as the trailer for the comedy Meet the Blacks. The song was also featured on Madden NFL 2004, and peaked at number thirty eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and number thirteen in the United Kingdom.

Produced by Just Blaze, the beat was originally turned down by Beanie Sigel, Freeway and Jay-Z before Joe Budden used it.[2] It contains a sample from "Soul Vibrations" as performed by Kool & the Gang.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was partially inspired by The Ring, and begins with three women putting a videotape containing Pump It Up into a VCR player. Joe Budden then appears on the television screen and eventually walks out of it, when the video cuts to Budden performing the song to a large crowd in a park. The music video features cameos from DJ Envy, DJ Clue and Dub-B.


The official remix is a mash-up of two beef freestyles by Jay-Z & Joe Budden against the other person. The rapper's freestyle of the song is included in the deluxe edition of his compilation album, The Hits Collection Vol. 1.

On December 12, 2015, during a guest appearance on an episode of "Abstract Radio", a Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music hosted by rapper Q-Tip, Just Blaze debuted some exclusive unreleased music, which included an unreleased official remix of the song featuring a verse by rapper Busta Rhymes.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pump It Up (Clean)" (4:14)[5]
  2. "Pump It Up (Dirty)" (4:13)[5]
  3. "Pump It Up (Instrumental)" (4:13)[5]
  4. "Pump It Up (Acapella)" (4:09)[5]


Chart (2003) Peak
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 80
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 90
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[8] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 38
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 16
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[12] 10
US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)[13] 18
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[14] 39


  1. ^ "Joe Budden - Pump It Up". Discogs.
  2. ^ ""Girls, Girls, Girls" Was Originally For Ghostface, Difference Between Eminem & Jay-Z In The Studio". YouTube. 2010-05-15. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
  3. ^ "Joe Budden - Joe Budden (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
  4. ^ Navjosh. "Just Blaze Debuts Unreleased Music From Kanye, Usher, Dipset, Rick Ross & More On Beats1 (Full Audio) - HipHop-N-More".
  5. ^ a b c d "Joe Budden - Pump It Up". Discogs.
  6. ^ "Musicline.de – Joe Budden Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Joe Budden – Pump It Up". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  8. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  10. ^ "Joe Budden Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  11. ^ "Joe Budden Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  12. ^ "Joe Budden Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  13. ^ "Joe Budden Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  14. ^ "Joe Budden Chart History (Radio Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 7, 2016.

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